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BVA Graduates Honored at Senior Awards Night
The following Bay View Academy graduates were honored at the Senior Awards Night at the West Valley Inn in West Warwick, RI.
Rachel was the recipient of the Rhode Island College Book Award. This award is given annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated scholarship, exemplified diligence and integrity, and has indicated her intention to attend Rhode Island College in the fall.
Catherine Cabral was honored with the Salt of the Earth Award. This award is given annually to those students whose quiet service has enriched the Bay View community and has positively influenced the lives of those around them.
Johnanna was honored with two awards. Johanna won the Sister Mary Donald Egan Award; the highest award presented by the English Department. It is given to a graduate who maintains an A average throughout her senior year, shows excellence in writing, and is dedicated to the study of language and literature.
Additionally, Johanna was presented with the Sister Marlene Laliberte Award. It is given annually to a student who makes positive contributions to society by participating in school and/or community service and who exemplifies the values for which Bay View was established and continues to exist. The award is named after Sister Marlene Laliberte, principal of Bay View from 1970 to 1988.
Kristen received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship program in recognition of outstanding academic promise.
Kristen also received the Mercy Honor Award, which is given to the young women whose attitude and behavior reverence the dignity of persons, who create a spirit of hospitality and who pursue integrity of word and deed.
Christina Healy was honored with three awards. Christina is the recipient of the Ethos Award, bestowed by the World Language Department. The Ethos Award is given annually to the graduating senior who values the learning of languages as an integral means to understanding among nations, and who pursues her language study beyond the general requirements, achieving a mastery commensurate to her level of study.
Additionally, Christina was one of the recipients of both the Mercy Honor Award and the Salt of the Earth Award. The Mercy Honor Award is given to the young women whose attitude and behavior reverence the dignity of persons, who create a spirit of hospitality and who pursue integrity of word and deed. The Salt of the Earth Award is given to those students whose quiet service has enriched the Bay View community and has positively influenced the lives of those around them.
Taylor Jackvony - Named Bay View's Woman of the Year
Taylor is the Valedictorian for the class of 2012. She is also the recipient of the Harvard University Book Award, as well as a member of the Rhode Island Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, the Excalibur Honor Society and, President of the National Honor Society.
Taylor was declared the winner of the Sister Margaret Murphy Award. This award is named after a memorable Bay View mathematics teacher, department chairperson, advisor and tutor. It is given to a young woman who has demonstrated maturity and understanding while promoting a congenial atmosphere among her classmates and who has given consistent service to the school community.
Additionally, Taylor was named with the highest honor awarded to a graduating senior by Bay View Academy: the Catherine McAuley Woman of the Year Award. This award is given annually to a woman of singular character and impeccable integrity, who leaves an indelible imprint on the fabric of the Bay View community. She epitomizes the qualities for which Bay View stands: knowledge, character, compassion and a determination to make the world around her a better place.
Tessa is the recipient of the Perry McStay Award, which is given annually to a graduating senior who demonstrates a superior performance in the study of science. Tessa also received the Mercy Honor Award. This award is given annually to the young women whose attitude and behavior show reverence for the dignity of people, who create a spirit of hospitality and who pursue integrity of word and deed.
Mary was awarded the Mercy Honor Award. This award is given annually to the young women whose attitude and behavior show reverence for the dignity of people, who create a spirit of hospitality and who pursue integrity of word and deed.
Rachel was recognized for her win of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, given by the State of Rhode Island. This award recognizes a senior who best embodies the qualities of a student leader, dedicated to her studies and committed to community service. Rachel had previously received her award at the State House, but was asked to stand up for recognition of her win at Bay View’s Awards Night.
Morgan was awarded the Mercy Honor Award. This award is given annually to the young women whose attitude and behavior show reverence for the dignity of people, who create a spirit of hospitality and who pursue integrity of word and deed.
Rachel was given two awards. One was for excellence in performing arts, and was given to her (and one other student) for her dedication, talent, spirit of camaraderie, and respect for the craft itself. Additionally, because Rachel has reflected throughout her years at Bay View a high degree of academic diligence and a high standard of personal conduct, she was given the S. Mary Edward Walsh Award. S. Mary Edward Walsh was the principal at Bay View from 1951-1963. Her tenure was characterized by a single-minded dedication to the growth and strength of the academic life of the school and this award was created in her name to be given annually to the student who best exhibits these values.
Emilie was presented with the Violet Richardson Award by Soroptomist, an international women’s volunteer organization. This award is given annually to the student who works to make the community and the world a better place through such efforts as fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment, and working to end poverty and discrimination. Emilie was given the award for her exemplary history of service throughout her years at Bay View.
In addition Emilie was honored with the Sister Mary Bernard McCann Award. Sister Mary was Principal of Bay View from 1963 to 1965 and was the pioneer of Community Classroom, which is now known as the School to Career Program. The program was started in 1973 and since then many other schools have begun mirroring this program. With this award Emilie was recognized for providing service generously within the academy and beyond to the broader community.
Samantha won the Exemplary Leadership Award, which is sponsored by the Herff Jones Company. This distinction is bestowed upon a senior who, through her dedication to the school community, her untiring efforts in working with and for her peers, and her overall leadership qualities, has distinguished herself as a true woman of character.
Danielle was given the Air Force Award for a demonstrated excellence in both math and science. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, the Excalibur Science Honor Society and the Rhode Island Honor Society.